Loaf of bread

  • 1 loaf of bread — noun a shaped mass of baked bread that is usually sliced before eating (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑loaf • Hypernyms: ↑bread, ↑breadstuff, ↑staff of life • Hyponyms: ↑French loaf, ↑ …

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  • 2 loaf of bread — entire unit of bread, whole baked piece of bread (as opposed to a slice) …

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  • 3 loaf of bread — Cockney Rhyming Slang Head Don t just stand there use your loaf …

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  • 4 loaf (of bread) — • Rhyming Slang for head . e.g.. don t be stupid, use yer loaf ! …

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  • 5 loaf (of bread) —  Head. Esp. use one s loaf Exercise intelligence …

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  • 6 loaf of bread — Meaning Head. Origin Cockney rhyming slang …

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  • 7 Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread — is a short play by David Ives, imitating composer Philip Glass s minimalist style; that is to say that comparatively few words and ideas are repeated many times throughout the work. The structure of this piece is closest to a rap or musical… …

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  • 8 Bread and salt — is a Slavic welcome greeting ceremony.Known by its local names;* * * * * * * * *Two non Slavic nations also have this tradition: Lithuanians (Baltic) and Romanians (Latin), both of them being culturally and historically close to their Slavic… …

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  • 9 loaf — loaf1 [lōf] n. pl. loaves [lōvz] [ME lof < OE hlaf, akin to Ger laib, OHG hlaib, ON hleifr, Goth hlaifs] 1. a portion of bread baked in one piece, commonly of oblong shape and in a size convenient for table use 2. any mass of food shaped… …

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  • 10 bread — W3S2 [bred] n [U] [: Old English;] 1.) a type of food made from flour and water that is mixed together and then baked ▪ Would you like some bread with your soup? ▪ the smell of fresh bread ▪ a loaf of bread ▪ Could you cut me a slice of bread… …

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  • 11 Bread machine — A bread machine or breadmaker is a home appliance for baking bread. It consists of a bread pan with a paddle mounted in the center, in a small special purpose oven, with a control panel. While most bread machines have different cycles for… …

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  • 12 loaf — Ⅰ. loaf1 (lōf) n. pl. loaves (lōvz) 1) A shaped mass of bread baked in one piece. 2) A shaped, usually rounded or oblong, mass of food: »veal loaf. ╂ [Middle English lof, from Old English hlāf.] Word History: Loaf, lord, and …

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  • 13 loaf — {{11}}loaf (n.) late 13c., from O.E. hlaf portion of bread baked in a mass of definite form, from P.Gmc. *khlaibuz (Cf. O.N. hleifr, Swed. lev, O.Fris. hlef, O.H.G. hleib, Ger. Laib, Goth. hlaifs bread, loaf ), of uncertain origin, perhaps… …

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  • 14 loaf — I. /loʊf / (say lohf) noun (plural loaves /loʊvz / (say lohvz)) 1. a portion of bread or cake baked in a mass of definite form. 2. a shaped or moulded mass of food, as of sugar, chopped meat, etc.: a veal loaf. {Middle English lo(o)f, Old English …

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  • 15 loaf — [[t]lo͟ʊf[/t]] loaves, loafs, loafing, loafed (The plural form of the noun is loaves. Loafs is the third person singular present tense of the verb.) 1) N COUNT: oft N of n A loaf of bread is bread which has been shaped and baked in one piece. It… …

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  • 16 bread — Synonyms and related words: Communion, Eucharist, French bread, Holy Communion, Host, Irish soda bread, Italian bread, Last Supper, Sacrament Sunday, TLC, alimentation, alimony, altar bread, black bread, blunt, board, boodle, brass, bread and… …

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  • 17 loaf — 1. noun /ləʊf,loʊf/ a) (also loaf of bread) A block of bread after baking. b) Any solid block of food, such as meat. Syn …

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  • 18 loaf — I UK [ləʊf] / US [loʊf] noun [countable] Word forms loaf : singular loaf plural loaves UK [ləʊvz] / US [loʊvz] * bread in a long, round, or square shape that you cut into slices (= thin flat pieces) for eating. A sliced loaf has been cut into… …

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  • 19 loaf — loaf1 [ləuf US louf] n plural loaves [ləuvz US louvz] [: Old English; Origin: hlaf] 1.) bread that is shaped and baked in one piece and can be cut into ↑slice s ▪ a loaf of bread white/wholemeal/granary etc loaf BrE a sliced loaf …

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  • 20 bread — /bred/ noun (U) 1 a common important food made from flour, water, and yeast: Would you like some bread with your soup? | a loaf of bread (=a large piece of bread that you buy and cut into pieces) | a slice of bread (=a thin piece of bread that… …

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